SAN DIEGO – Mitchell Repair Information Co. L.L.C. has selected Vance Hagarman, a recent high-school graduate from Hanover, Pa., as the winner of the 2021 Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student award.
Each year, Mitchell 1 recognizes one U.S. or Canadian student for outstanding achievement in automotive technology and auto shop repair scholastics.
Mr. Hagarman will receive a $3,000 scholarship and a $250 Snap-on gift card. The scholarship program is administered through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.
"Mitchell 1 is proud to recognize Vance Hagarman for his outstanding achievements and dedication to pursuing a career as a professional service technician," Nick DiVerde, senior marketing director, Mitchell 1, said. "With his drive and passion for auto diagnostics and repair, we know he will achieve his goals and have a very successful career in the auto care industry."
Mr. Hagarman will attend Harrisburg Area Community College in the fall, where he is enrolled in the automotive technology program. He works part-time as a technician at Mark's Automotive in Hanover.
After completing his studies and getting professional certifications, he said he hopes to one day take over his uncle's automotive repair shop.
To be eligible for the Mitchell 1 Automotive Technology Outstanding Student scholarship, applicants must be a current student majoring in automotive technology/auto shop repair course work and must meet the following criteria: be nominated by his/her NACAT instructor, maintain a minimum overall 3.0 GPA, have plans to attend (or already be enrolled in) an accredited college or university and be a U.S. or Canadian citizen.